OpenLDAP setup on Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at
Fri Feb 5 21:35:06 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 04:16:49PM -0500, David Hopkins wrote:

> And ... at the risk of raising ire, while setting up the server can be
> difficult, setting up an ldap client should not be so hard.  IHMO RedHat has
> it done correctly with a simple GUI, enter the ldap server IP address, click
> OK, and you're done.  Doesn't get any simpler.

Debian, and by extention, debian based distros, have always maintained that
debconf shall be the way that conf shall be done.  It's more a debconf
limitation than anything else.

I can spend a few minutes this weekend, and get a simplified procedure written
down.  The problem, as with anything to do with LDAP, is in the details.

> For Ubuntu, which I really want to use as a replacement for my RedHat
> servers and move to LTSP 5 from 4.2, I have now tried the install 3 times
> and just the install has behaved differently each time.  Not sure why .. I
> installed the same packages each time.

Have you been doing apt-get *purge* package?  Otherwise, you're leaving conf
files about, and debconf will be trying to re-use perhaps incorrectly set up
configs.  Getting you nowhere fast.


> I can't get to the IRC channel while at the school. The state blocks all IRC
> at the firewalls.

Seems a little short-sighted of the state to not allow for an authenticating
proxy to allow you through.


Scott L. Balneaves | Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant
Systems Department | benediction.  Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers
Legal Aid Manitoba | vanish, but grass is immortal.    -- Brian Ingalls

More information about the edubuntu-devel mailing list